Iris van Herpen uses laser cutting techniques to create 3D anamorphic couture

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen takes inspiration from celestial maps and outer space galaxies with her latest collection, which she describes as an ‘evolution of the human shape’.

Herpen’s latest haute couture collection titled ‘Shift Souls’, presented at Palais Des Beaux-arts in Paris, features eighteen looks with ‘concentration on dissected and voluminous layering’.

Offering a glimpse into the future, the Amsterdam-based van Herpen achieves the perfect mix of technology and creativity. She sites the Harmonia Macrocosmica (a 17th-century-star atlas) and the possibility of engineered human hybrids as her inspirations.

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